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The Turn of the Shrew

Kate refuses to marry Petruchio, the suitor her father has chosen for her. Wanting to escape the tauntings of her sister Bianca, she runs away to the city and hires herself out as governess to the wards of an intriguing bachelor who keeps the children at his country estate and does not want to be bothered by them. What happens next is anybody's guess.
Message Edited by PaulH on 02-24-2009 08:15 AM
This is a Greek fairy tale about an cat who wanders around ancient Thebes with boots on. To punish himself for marrying his mother and killing his father, he blinded himself.  

Gone with the Wind in the Willows

Ashley Mole and Rat Butler sit on the verandah of Toad Hall enjoying a mint julep. . . .
Message Edited by PaulH on 02-24-2009 08:25 AM
Performed by The Speckled Band (featuring Clipse)

Thank you for being a colleague

Went off some falls, stopped the redheaded league

Your heart is true; you're a pal and a confidant. 



And if you threw a party 
Invited everyone you ever knew 

You would see the biggest gift would be from me 

And the card attached would say,
"My dear Holmes, heat it, it turns gluish.
"You get paper, it seems you get foolish.
Take it to Jacob and play, 'Which hue's the bluest?' "
Thank you for being a fiend.
Message Edited by PaulH on 02-24-2009 08:33 AM


The queen of nursery rhymes takes on R.L. Stine.  Here’s one example:

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives.
Each wife had seven flies,
Each fly had seven eyes,
Each eye had seven warts.
Flies, eyes, warts and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

Message Edited by PaulH on 02-24-2009 08:19 AM

On the Road by Jack Kerouac and Cormac McCarthy

Can I ask you something, Dean? Sal said.

 

Yes.

 

Are we Beat?

 

Sometimes. Not now.

 

And we're still going west.

 

Dig it.

 

So we'll be hip.

 

Dig.

 

Dig what?

 

Nothing. Just dig.

 

Okay.

 

I'm going to blow out this reefer stick. Is that okay?

 

Yes. That's okay.

 

Message Edited by PaulH on 02-26-2009 09:04 AM

Harry Potter meets Harry Bosch

Bosch reopens an investigation into the whereabouts of a missing boy with a peculiar scar on his forehead.

 

Who is the boy?

 

Has he been abducted?

 

Why can't Bosch locate the boy's parents?

 

And what's a Hogwarts and could it be a clue?

Message Edited by PaulH on 02-23-2009 03:56 PM

Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert B. Parker

Dr. Spenser and Mr. Hawk solve crimes in downtown Boston while attempting to control their own inner demons.

 

Though never actually seen together, Spenser and Hawk are reported to be two separate people, but are they? 

 

Susan Silverman, Spenser's love interest and a lawyer by trade, has become wary of her beau. His violent outbursts are becoming more frequent and who is this Mr. Hawk character he keeps talking about? 

 

 When Mr. Hawk is accused of trampling a small girl, it's up to Spenser and Silverman to solve this convoluted crime. How will this one play out?

Message Edited by PaulH on 02-19-2009 09:54 AM

Captain Jack Aubrey, accused of fathering a child out of wedlock, is relieved of his command. Stephen Maturin, doctor and spy, returns to England after a two year separation from Aubrey.

 

Will Aubrey reveal the mother of his child?

 

Can Maturin have his friend's command reinstated?

 

And why is Aubrey wearing that ridiculously large "A" on his pantaloons?

Message Edited by PaulH on 02-25-2009 08:56 AM
Sookie, despondent over the rules and regimes of paranormal society, and rejecting the advances of her many suitors which include prominent werewolves, vampires, & jackals, takes her own life by overdosing on sleeping draught.

Mashups Go Mainstream (kind of)

Take a look at this NY Times' article. Gotta love the cover. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies  
Message Edited by PaulH on 02-23-2009 09:01 AM

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Speaking of Mashups, this hilarious book is now available! Click here for more information.

 

 

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